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by nosedive
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: GPS for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 949

GPS for sale

Guys, Lowrance Airmap 500 for sale. Very occasional use - like new. Still in box with all accessories, software etc. €250 0873939909
by nosedive
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: iphone + foreflight
Replies: 11
Views: 2126

ceatach et al, I downloaded the one week free trial of foreflight and must say I was left unimpressed. I didnt really see what it can do that visits to your regular bookmarked websites won't tell you. I was even more put off by the price $70 in us but €55 here - I don't have to shop abroad to get ri...
by nosedive
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: headset advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1864

IMHO - buy the best one you can afford.

I bought a cheap headset when i was training and didn't take long to want to upgrade. When looking at headsets consider value instead of cost.

.....as my girlfriend keeps reminding me 'it's in spending that you truly save.'
by nosedive
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: iphone + foreflight
Replies: 11
Views: 2126

Oh the new iphone has GPS huh?? Funny, I wondered why there wasn't a whole pile of info about it prior to release - I don't suppose O2 will take my iphone which I bought 2 months ago as a trade in??? Wonder if there's any sign of a GPS dongle for iphone in the future? Is it worth my while buying a p...
by nosedive
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: iphone + foreflight
Replies: 11
Views: 2126

Ceatach, I haven't seen this in operation but from a cursory look through the website I honestly think I'd go for a PDA and Pocket FMS instead. I like the idea of having one device to do all my flight planning/internet/phone/ipod etc but without the information transferring to a GPS function, is it ...
by nosedive
Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Consuming Passions : Plane Crazy - on RTE One Wednesday 9th
Replies: 43
Views: 7522

I second everything said above (apart from the critique of Laura's landing!). A very good piece of television, very well put togather and represented by great ambassadors for flying in Ireland - I was delighted to see the last piece where Gerry and Kevin described the serenity and spirituality of th...
by nosedive
Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: keeping an eye on weather
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

Another handy tool for those of you with smart phones - aviation calculator

www.myE6B.com
by nosedive
Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: keeping an eye on weather
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

Wow!! I hadn't appreciated just how much activitae had to offer. I've been using it for TAF & METAR data for a year or two now but have recently upgrade to a PDA type phone with a good web browser, the site is a wealth of information with notams and weather info. As buzz said, well done Angela. ...
by nosedive
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: keeping an eye on weather
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

I find m really useful for obtaining TAFs and METARs on my mobile. Log on to the site here and follow instructions to obtain links to save on your mobile. Once you have the ICAO identifier you can get info for most airports (larger ones incl Knock etc) and it's a few lines of text so doesn't cost a ...
by nosedive
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: New Group
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

....also looking at a figure of €10k capital cost per share. Hourly rate yet to be fixed.
by nosedive
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: New Group
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

New Group

Good evening all, currently exploring the possibility of forming a microlight group around a Samba XXL (as flown by Ultraflight in Abbeyshrule). Group likely to be 5-6 members with the aircraft based in Co. Meath. No real answers as yet to the obvious questions I know you all have - please PM for de...
by nosedive
Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: tryin to et off te round in alway
Replies: 7
Views: 1631

....I'll have a 'g' please Carol.
by nosedive
Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Learning to Fly
Topic: To Fly or not to Fly
Replies: 9
Views: 1764

.....are you going to life your life or are you going to count your money?
by nosedive
Fri May 02, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Establish a private strip - the planning issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 2841

OnTheNumbers, regardless of what happens will you keep us all posted on developments?

I for one would be extremely interested in following your progress to get an idea of the problems you might encounter etc......

...bank holiday Friday and it starts raining. Beautiful. :evil:
by nosedive
Fri May 02, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Irish General Aviation
Topic: Establish a private strip - the planning issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 2841

I tend to agree with BuggyB. It would seem that real difficulties arise in the 'development' of hangar or other ancillary accommodation, there are exemptions for agricultural buildings below a certain floor area but I believe it's a very small area so it couldn't be a case of building a huge shed an...